Ferentillo, Province of Terni, Umbria
The village consists of two quarters, called Matterella and Precetto on both sides of a gorge formed by the Nera river. On top of the two quarters were once two castles which were a defence system of the nearby Abbey of San Pietro in Valle.
- Population: about 1800 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 05034
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0744
- Patron Saint: St. Sebastiano, celebrated on 20 January
- Demonym: ferentillesi
- Frazioni & Localities: Umbriano, Ampognano, Castellonalto, Castellone Basso, Colle Olivo, Colli, Gabbio, Leazzano, Le Mura, Lorino, Macchialunga, Macelletto, Macenano, Terria, Monterivoso, Nicciano, Sambucheto, San Mamiliano.
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In 1300 under Pope Boniface VIII the town came under the direct control of the Church, which in 1407 gave the fiefdom to Spoleto. Later it was under the lordship of the Trinci family and from 1515 to 1730 under the Cybo princes, who turned Ferentillo into a small State, granting in 1563 a Statuto which was an example of great democratic participation. In 1860 it was included in the newly established Italian State.
What to see
- Town walls
- The church of Santo Stefano (14-16th century);
- The church of San Giovanni Battista (14th century);
- The church of Madonna del Gonfalone (18th century);
- The church of Santa Maria (12-13th century).